Assistant Professor in Genomics or Genome Biology

Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas

Lawrence, KS

Posted 10/23/2023

The University of Kansas seeks three Assistant Professors in the area of Genomics or Genome Biology in the Department of Molecular Biosciences to begin 08/18/2024. These positions will be tenure-track, full-time, academic year appointments.

We are seeking applications from researchers working in any area of genome biology in any system, who use experimental, quantitative and/or computational approaches to address fundamental biological questions, and who will build on current strengths in the department. With these hires we seek to enhance both genome science research and genomics education and training at KU. Individuals who integrate genome biology and developmental biology, or who employ genomic tools to investigate developmental biology questions, are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Molecular Biosciences ( provides a highly interactive, multi-disciplinary research environment that includes successful researchers in genetics and genomics, computational biology, cell and developmental biology, neurobiology, microbiology, biochemistry, and cancer biology.

This cluster hire is made possible in part by the recent Genomics Research Rising award through the KU Office of Research to the KU Center for Genomics, a multidisciplinary center coalescing the strengths in genomics across several groups at KU.

Required qualifications: (1) PhD in genetics, genomics, or a related discipline, (2) Postdoctoral experience, (3) Demonstrate excellence in genomics-related research, evidenced by preprints and publications highlighting past research successes, and a research statement highlighting current and future research goals. (4) Commitment to teaching courses in the life sciences, as evidenced by educational background and statement of teaching philosophy.

For questions regarding this position please contact Dr. Stuart Macdonald ([email protected]). For more information and to apply online go to:

Application review will begin 11/15/2023 and will continue until a pool of qualified applicants is obtained.


Last Updated 10/23/2023